Dog Paddling in the Tigris

By THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN

July 1, 2007

London

It’s too early to pronounce the U.S. military’s surge in Iraq a failure. It’s not too early to say, though, that there’s no sign that it’s succeeding — that it’s making Iraqi politics or security better in any appreciable, self-sustaining way. At best, the surge is keeping Iraq from descending into full-scale civil war. At best we are dog paddling in the Tigris. Which means at least we should start to think about what happens if we have to get out of the water.

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  1. access to select articles
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  2. […] House Link to Article iraq Dog Paddling in the Tigris » Posted at donkey o.d. on Saturday, June 30, […]

  3. Thanks, Donks! I am SO blind!

  4. OK, I just read as much of Friedman as I could stomach. I’d rant about his idiocy, but why waste my time? In the words of Bugs Bunny, “Wotta maroon!”


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